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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
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mike34

Sparrow Help please

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First bird was found in Virginia Beach, VA in September 2016--immature Saltmarsh Sparrow?

 

37019869980_4d17123fc4_k.jpgIMG_3994 by mike, on Flickr

 

Second bird was found in Hampton, VA within a few days of the prior pic.  Nelson's Sparrow?

 

37019865930_36a5e86b43_k.jpgIMG_4199 by mike, on Flickr

 

Third bird was from October 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA--another Nelson's?

 

37228908156_c580437290_k.jpgIMG_8675 by mike, on Flickr

 

Thanks for any help!

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I think the first bird is a juvenile Seaside with that big bill and yellow loral spot. #3 looks like Saltmarsh with the streaking extending well down the white belly. #2 is either Nelson's or Saltmarsh but I can't call it from this photo.

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The first one strikes me as Seaside but I could be wrong because the only sharp-tailed sparrows I have experience with is western Nelson's. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon.

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2 looks like a nelson's to me...the pattern of where the orange is doesnt really fit anything else

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